Supply planner

Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Bucharest, RO Gliwice, PL

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


EMEA inventory management & purchase order book management for (a) designated product line(s) that will enable the company to meet its inventory and OTIF objectives to final customers.


  • Translate the demand plan into a purchase & inventory plan
  • Validate Supply Value Plan & Demand over Capacity Files with demand analyst
  • Feedback / communicate supply issues to demand planning team
  • Issue purchase orders & purchase plans to vendors (ZPOD)
  • Follow up on spend
  • Follow-up on outstanding purchase orders & chase suppliers
  • Issue priority lists
  • Vendor Shipping Performance & Past Due weekly reporting
  • Clean up the order book (vendor reconciliations)
  • Build / maintain good relation with suppliers (conf calls, emails, communicator...)
  • Monitor and redistribute excess inventory between different warehouses
  • Stock redistribution / follow up on inventory target
  • Monitor non/slow moving inventory and recommend actions (eg repacking)
  • Analysis / Follow up IQR (Inventory Quality Report)
  • Coordinate repacking & rebranding initiatives
  • Coordinate corrective actions to restore product & package quality
  • Answer customer availability inquiries & Key Customer backorder follow up
  • Close follow up on OTIF, analyse missed lines and root cause
  • Coordinate with Product marketing on New Product Introduction and promotions
  • Follow up NPI (GRE) – Place orders and communicate first delivery to Product Marketing
  • Manage Master data & forecast availability
  • Manage material master data
  • Understanding master data + keep data base clean
  • Coordinate with DC-staff and suppliers on physical logistics (lean supply program)
  • MOQ / RV based on unit packs / layer sizes / pallet sizes
  • Manage blocked invoice (Unipay) /follow up on EDI errors
  • Assist product & purchasing team with YN parts / constraint parts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


  • Good knowledge of ERP systems – preferable SAP

  • Elaborated Excel skills (> pivot tables)

  • Fluent in English, other languages are an asset


  • Analytical / Methodic thinking

  • Acting & Problem solving

  • Communicative

  • Attention to details


  • Internal: Internal stakeholders (Plants, Marketing, Product Management, Purchasing, Pricing, Finance, Logistics, management)

  • External: Suppliers


  • Minimum/Essential:       Bachelor degree preferably in business, logistics, supply chain

  • Desirable:                      Master’s degree in applied economics, engineering or similar                                                                                                                                                                                                         


  • Minimum/Essential:       3+ year related experience within supply chain environment

  • Desirable:                      5+ years in inventory position, experience in SAP / BW

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees. We adhere to social distancing recommendations and other protocols, ensuring a safe work environment for all.